Jennifer Cohen Harper|Mayuri Gonzalez: Teaching Mindfulness and Yoga to Children at 1440 Multiversity

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Teaching Mindfulness and Yoga to Children

Cultivating Resilience, Emotional Balance, and Well-Being

March 15 - 17, 2019

Friday - Sunday, 2 nights

$350 Tuition

Plus 2 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately

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Program Description

Imagine if every kid was given the tools to navigate their inner and outer world. If the next generation was equipped with practical ways to understand themselves, navigate stress, rise in the face of complexity, and access their personal power—all while having fun!

Jennifer Cohen Harper, MA, E-RYT, RCYT, children’s yoga expert and founder of Little Flower Yoga, and Mayuri Gonzalez, E-RYT, RCYT, leader in wellness for children and young adults, will join with you to explore mindfulness, movement, and breath-based tools you can use with kids.

In this weekend workshop, based on a program used with tens of thousands of children in New York City schools, you will:

  • Gain a greater understanding of the relationship between the brain, the nervous system, and the body
  • Discover how yoga and mindfulness can support kids in navigating physical, mental, and emotional barriers to learning and social integration
  • Learn a clear, structured framework, based on five key elements, that will allow you to teach an integrated experience of yoga and mindfulness in any setting
  • Explore the challenges of teaching in school environments, studios, and community spaces.

Leave with a step-by-step approach for effectively sharing yoga and mindfulness with children and adolescents. Be a part of the path to a better future: for kids, the adults that serve them, and the world they will create.

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  • Faculty Bio
    Jennifer Cohen Harper, MA, E-RYT, RCYT

    Children's yoga and mindfulness expert, founder Little Flower Yoga

    Jennifer is a leading voice in the children’s yoga and mindfulness community. She is the author of Little Flower Yoga for Kids and co-editor of Best Practices for Yoga in Schools.

    She is the founder and director of Little Flower Yoga, a national organization based in New York, and The School Yoga Project, which brings yoga and mindfulness to schools nationwide, including directly serving over 5,000 children per week in NYC alone. She provides therapeutic and trauma-informed yoga classes to children and families, and continuing education to mental health and education professionals.

    Jennifer is the board president of the Yoga Service Council, originator of the Yoga Service Conference, and an active member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists. Her work has been featured in publications including The New York Times, The International Journal of Yoga Therapy, New York Magazine, Huffington Post, and Yoga Journal, and endorsed by leaders including Dan Siegel, Sharon Salzberg, and Congressman Tim Ryan. Jennifer’s powerful education style offers practical, easy-to-implement knowledge with warmth, humor, and joy.

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    Mayuri Gonzalez, E-RYT, RCYT

    Leader in yoga and wellness for children and young adults

    Mayuri is a nationally recognized presenter, author, trainer, and instructor in mindfulness and children’s yoga, leading teacher trainings and continuing education seminars throughout the world.

    She has more than 25 years of experience practicing yoga and mindfulness, including 18 years as a teacher. In her role as director of the School Yoga Project, she mentors teachers, counselors, and school support staff by developing innovative and sustainable programs to infuse mindfulness, wellness, and yoga into school culture.

    Mayuri has presented at conferences including the Bridging Hearts and Minds of Youth Conference, National Kids Yoga Conference, and the Women of Tomorrow Conference. She is a contributing author to Transforming Education: Best Practices for Yoga in Schools, published by the Yoga Service Council and Omega Institute.

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  • Why Attend
    • Children need skills to help them thrive in the world and navigate the many challenges they face. The next generation is depending on us to teach them.

    • Yoga and mindfulness offer proven methods to develop the inner resilience needed to manage physical, mental, and emotional stress. Create a world where the kids you know can grow up with access to these tools. <br /> <br />

    • This framework for helping children access their inner resources of body, breath, and mind is effective and accessible, even for those with no prior yoga or mindfulness experience.

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  • About 1440 Multiversity

    Beautifully nestled in the California redwoods near Santa Cruz, our 75-acre campus is within easy reach of San Francisco and Silicon Valley.

    1440 Multiversity is a place to spend time engaging some of life's most meaningful personal questions and to enjoy, restore, and reenergize yourself as you do it.

    You'll find new energy through immersion learning—setting aside daily urgencies and dedicating uninterrupted time to focus on important, but often elusive, priorities. Our unique collaboration with world-class faculty coupled with an original, inspirational curriculum and magnificent grounds make this a place like no other. Add in fresh, redwood-scented air, delicious and healthy food, deep reflection, fun exercise, and good sleep and you've pretty much captured what you'll experience here.

  • Accommodations

    At 1440 Multiversity, you’ll find a wide range of accommodations to meet your preferences and budget. All of our rooms have been thoughtfully designed to provide comfort, promote reflection, and foster connection with others.

    Accommodation rates include more than just the bed you sleep in.

    Per-person per-night rates include:

    • nourishing locally sourced, seasonal meals
    • daily meditation and yoga classes
    • non-ticketed evening events
    • use of all facilities, including the Fitness Center, steam rooms, and infinity-edge hot tub.

    Guests also enjoy access to woodland trails, cafés, and shops.

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